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Widowson10 Feb 2019 3:07 p.m. PST

Yet another early period Russian set from Redbox. No conversions required. This set also now available from MegaHobbies web site. I don't have the web sophistication to add the pictures of the box and figures. Maybe some web-wise member can do that.

I can't wait for these guys to bring cavalry. Maybe I won't have to do my major conversion from HaT Early Dragoons! On the other hand, that would be a great project and one unique unit. I've already printed the paper shabraques.

Now all I need is a job so I can buy some of this stuff!

Garde de Paris Supporting Member of TMP10 Feb 2019 5:01 p.m. PST

These seem to be many illustrations of Red Box figures:



Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP10 Feb 2019 5:51 p.m. PST

Plastic Soldier Review has the infantry boxes listed but no pictures of the contents.


Widowson13 Feb 2019 8:25 p.m. PST

I can't even find a Redbox web site.But if anyone can, and speaks Ukranian, can you please beg them to provide some early Russian cavalry? I looked over the images Garde provided, and there is great inconsistency on number of horse poses provided. Let's hope for the best. I'd love nothing better than to no longer depend on HaT for their meager offerings.

torokchar Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2019 3:23 p.m. PST

Nice range of figures

Rod MacArthur21 Feb 2019 3:28 p.m. PST

Redbox website (in English) is here.


Widowson20 Mar 2019 5:54 p.m. PST

Just saw the review in PSR, and there is at least one FATAL mistake. They got the rolled greatcoat slung over THE WRONG SHOULDER. This is a deal breaker as far as I'm concerned. So I guess I'm stuck converting more HaT Grenadiers into Musketeers, which is a painful process. It's not just a matter of cutting off the bush plume, you know. It's got to be replaced by a tufted pompom. Damn.

C M DODSON21 Mar 2019 1:42 a.m. PST


best wishes,


colkitto22 Mar 2019 6:19 a.m. PST


I've wondered for a long time how you DO replace the tufted pompom. Have you discovered a solution? I'm hoping there's an obvious household object which I just haven't noticed yet which coincidentally looks just like a little shaving brush and has a long sharp bit on it which would fit a hole drilled in the top of a plastic shako …

Widowson30 Mar 2019 5:32 p.m. PST

What I did was cut off the bush plume, drill a hole into the shako at a diagonal angle where the pompom would occur, then take ship rigging (or waxed thread), tie a knot in the thread, cut it about a mm from the knot both sides. Insert one end into the hole with some epoxy, and fray the loose end after the epoxy dries. I use some relatively thick paint on the frayed end, and that just about does it. Lots of trouble but a good look.

Widowson02 Apr 2019 7:00 p.m. PST

Ok, correction here. The Redbox Musketeers do not have the blanket roll over the wrong shoulder. It's not rolled at all, but folded and attached to the cylindrical haversack, just like the Guard and Grenadier figures. According to PSR, new evidence has emerged which shows this to be the correct configuration from 1805-08, and their contemporary pictures prove them right. Here's a link to the pictures:


Widowson10 Apr 2019 2:55 p.m. PST

I've never been able to figure out how they keep the valise on their backs. It's just hanging by a cross strap. Seems like it would slide down to their hip.

colkitto12 Apr 2019 1:21 p.m. PST

Just seen your tip on pompoms. That's clever! Thanks for that.

Widowson12 Apr 2019 1:28 p.m. PST

It does not match the weird pompoms shown in the latest illustrations, but I'm not changing it now!

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